Learning more about the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Face to Face Recovery College Courses (18+)

Looking back at the records of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, we will take inspiration from 19th century patients’ journeys from admission though to discharge to create art in this workshop hosted by our partners at the West Yorkshire History Centre.

You will learn how far we’ve come in terms of the treatment of mental ill health, the reasons people were admitted and what life in the asylum was really like in the 19th century through the records of this unique collection.

You’ll have the opportunity to create a piece of artwork or craft work inspired by the records that you’ve explored. Your creative work will form part of an online exhibition hosted by the West Yorkshire Archive Service.

This course is suitable for anybody who would like to learn more about the West Yorkshire Pauper Lunatic Asylum and who would like to get creative. This fascinating collection reflects the real people of our districts and will surely inspire you to get creative! The tutors of the course will be there to support anybody who may need some help in discovering their inner creative side!

This workshop is part of a series being held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service. Why not check out the whole series and book your places…”

Please note that as your creation will feature within the online exhibition, standard consent forms will be required to be completed to ensure this can happen, these will be provided at the session.

This workshop is part of a series being held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service. Why not check out the whole series and book your places…

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Learning more about the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

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At West Yorkshire History Centre

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Wednesday19 June 202410am-12pm2 weeks

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